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The Lime Tree Restaurant

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8 Lapwing Lane | West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2WS, England
0161 445 1217
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 180
    Excellent
  • 95
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food

Food and service first class .Atmosphere very good, friendly with soft music in the background.Conversation and good company rounded off a great evening.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
duvetdave2002
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Food and service first class .Atmosphere very good, friendly with soft music in the background.Conversation and good company rounded off a great evening.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Having read the positive reviews, we were really keen to try The Lime Tree. Unfortunately, our experience did not live up to others on here. The food is pleasant, but the price tag attached to it is not justified - you can have a far nicer meal at any one of the restaurants just round the corner for less. In... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

we go to the lime tree when we have the cash to splash the chefs are really good the oysters are amazing. i highly recommend to try anything on the menu. good wine list too

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Been to this restaurant many times before. Always seen two good ladies serving in the restaurant and unfortunately yesterday they were not working. The manager took us to the table and we sat and ordered drinks. Soon we ordered starters and mains. The bread basket was served by the manager. The bread basket was cold so we informed one of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We had a warm welcome by the staff, all questions and requests were answered properly. The food was very tasteful and well seasoned. I certainly recommand the hake(£17): delicious.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Just tried this place on a whim. Didn't have any idea what to expect and certainly didn't expect anything like the quality that we got. The food is absolutely delicious. Twice booked cheese and hazlenut souffle is worth a special mention. Portions are the right size and it's priced accordingly. Went back for Sunday lunch. Roast beef and roast lamb... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The occasion of Margaret and Ken's Golden Wedding Anniversary took us back to one of our favourite restaurants. Starting with fascinating cocktails and delicious Gazpacho, the Cheshire lamb, hake and sea bass were superb and the choice between the warm chocolate torte and the legendary sticky toffee was titanically tantalising! Lovely attentive and efficient service. We have never been disappointed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Had dinner here on a very rainy evening in Didsbury. The food was really very good - I had the pork belly confit, my partner had the sea bass. Beautifully presented, great flavours. There were some interesting things on the wine list, too. We were taken by the Gevrey-Chambertin for £45, which for this G-C was a bargain. Good service,... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We visited The Lime Tree on 04/08/15 early evening. The downside was the professional family of three complainers on the next table. Due to a time delay between the starter and main course, approximately 25 min they were upset, fair enough. The staff apologized and offered not to charge for the side orders, oh the moaning started, free wine was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The customer service here is just outstanding - constently good. As soon as we walked in - we had a fabulous greeting. Throughtout our stay - nothing was too much trouble. Always my favourite to bring out-of-towners ....it never fails to impress! Perfect :-)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Lapwing Lane | West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2WS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: 0161 445 1217

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 32 - 63
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?